Will a Homemade Shampoo Strip Off All the Build Up From Your Hair?
The time has come for you to go healthy and green with a homemade shampoo. Not only is it simple to make and use, but it is hailed as the epitome of clean and naturally beautiful hair. Ask anyone who is environmentally conscious and he or she will let you know that a homemade shampoo has a myriad of advantages.
Is your hair looking dry, dull and hard to manage? If your answer is yes, do not look any further. There is a perfect solution, opt for homemade shampoo. It is simple, cheap and naturally green. Besides being environmental friendly, it works on all types of hair.
Avocado and Mayonnaise Conditioning Hair Pack
The basic ingredients of this conditioner are an avocado and mayonnaise. First, peel a ripe avocado and blend it together with a cup of mayonnaise. Using a blender will just enhance the mixing process, thus producing a better shampoo. If you do not have a blender, smash the avocado and mix it with mayonnaise.
Wet your hair first before applying the avocado and mayonnaise mixture. After applying, put on a plastic shower cap to hold in the heat and open up your hair follicles. After about 15 minutes, rinse your hair thoroughly with cool water. You’ll probably want to follow this with a shampoo, so try the vinegar and baking soda shampoo described in the next section.
Vinegar and Baking Soda Shampoo
If you need to freshen up your hair, try vinegar and baking soda shampoo. To make this shampoo, you need to first mix water and baking soda. Use a tablespoon of baking soda to a cup of warm water. The resultant product is a paste like substance. Wet your hair and rub the paste into it. You will notice that this shampoo does not produce suds due to its lack of any chemical composition. You don’t need suds to get your hair clean. Moreover, sudsing agents used in commercial shampoos have been linked to cancer in animals.
Leave the baking soda shampoo in your hair for a minute or two, then rinse with vinegar solution. Vinegar and water should be mixed in equal proportion, i.e. one part vinegar and one part water. Then, rinse your hair with warm water to get rid of all the vinegar. If you’re worried about your hair smelling like vinegar, you can use a mixture of lemon juice and water to neutralize the baking soda.
I don’t know exactly how baking soda and vinegar works to clean your hair, but it seems the baking soda is what actually does the cleaning, and the vinegar (or lemon juice) rinse softens your hair.